Who’s the boss in a smart home?
Smart home technology promises to make our lives easier, but how much control do we want this tech to have over our lives? And do we really trust it?
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Many homes are already smart – but they're about to get much smarter.
A room with a view.
Windows help those who can't get out understand and participate in the world around them.
Sometimes thousands of ladybirds will ‘overwinter’ in the same spot, which experts say is normal behaviour and nothing for homeowners to be alarmed about.
According to experts, ladybirds are no more dangerous than they were before.
More than 750,000 additional specialist homes will be required by 2035, in England alone, to deal with the shortfall.
The thermal efficiency of some new homes in Australia has come under question.
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The law says that newly built houses should have a six-star energy rating, to help residents afford their heating and cooling bills. But some builders seem to be findings ways around this requirement.
Margaret Morton’s photographs of the homeless highlighted their makeshift dwellings as symbols of creativity and resourcefulness.
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Even though they don't consistently have a roof over their heads, the homeless do their best to create a routine, form communities and make a home – just like the rest of society.
Slow but steady decline in home ownership continues as 23.6% of all Australian households now rent privately.
The latest 2016 Census data assesses what the national home ownership and rental rates are and how these vary location. It also gives us a picture of mortgage and rental costs.
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There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
The building in Braunau Am Inn, Austria, where Hitler was born.
In the past, demolishing the dictator's residences created a void exploited by Nazi sympathizers.
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.
A budget without bite for tackling a shortfall of homes.
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector's number-one problem.
‘Sorry guv, can’t be done.’
Each of the main parties' pledges on housing are short of what is required. But regardless, they can't be done.
New homes go up at a housing estate at Cecil Hills in western Sydney.
Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider…